IIC Hearing Aids and Ear Impressions

As of recently, there is a “new” style of hearing aids in the marketplace: the IIC, or Invisible-in-the-Canal style of aid.  IIC hearing aids fit even more deeply than the traditional CIC, in the second bend of your ear canal.       For many years, the CIC has been the tiniest, most discreet hearing…

Hearing Loss and Depression

According to the Better Hearing Institute, a link between untreated hearing loss and depression has been found.  Depression is a very serious condition that affects more than 120 million people worldwide.  The World Federation for Mental Health reports that in the United States alone, major depression affects 15 million adults, which is about 5-8 percent…

Assistive Listening Devices Tech Review

Although hearing aids do a great job of improving the quality of life and the sounds around us, they do not always provide enough amplification on their own.  Whether it’s a person’s difficult-to-fit hearing loss or a challenging listening situation, sometimes we need to explore alternative methods to improve hearing.  One way of doing this…

Hearing Aids and Music

Hearing Aids and Music Over the years, I have heard many a complaint about hearing aids and that they make music sound tinny, harsh, or unpleasant to their listeners.  Band directors have stopped playing Sousa marches because the woodwinds nearly give them coronaries.  Orchestra conductors have been forced to turn down their favorite Wagner recordings. …

Hearing In Noise

  While hearing aids have come a very long ways as far as technology is concerned, the complaint I get most often from hearing aid wearers is, “My hearing aids are great when I’m somewhere quiet, but as soon as I’m around noise I still have difficulty hearing.”  Hearing in the presence of background is…

Sonic Innovations Varicom 9 Tech Review

Sonic Innovations has introduced Varicom 9 to the world, and Hearing Revolution is happy to have it readily available!  The Varicom 9 is Sonic’s new Bluetooth enabled custom fit in-the-canal (ITC) or behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid.  While Sonic introduced the Flip hearing aid several months ago HERE, it was available only in the receiver in…

Unilateral Hearing Loss

While the majority of people with hearing loss have hearing loss in both ears, there are some people who have hearing loss just on one side. This is what we refer to as unilateral hearing loss. There are many causes of unilateral hearing loss; the severity and/or cause of the loss dictate how we treat…

Siemens Accessories Tech Review

Technology is important, and Siemens knows it!  They have created a line of accessories to pair with their hearing aids and they are able to offer their wearers many options when it comes to direct streaming from phones, televisions, computers, and much more.  Siemens also offers remote controls as well.   First on the list…